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Providing home care using context-aware agents

Published Online:pp 125-132

This paper presents an ambient intelligence based architecture model that defines intelligent hybrid agents. These agents have the ability to obtain automatic and real-time information about the context using a set of technologies, such as radio frequency identification, wireless networks and wireless control devices. The architecture can be implemented on a wide diversity of dynamic environments, especially for providing home care to elderly and dependent people.


home care, ambient intelligence, AmI, context-aware agents, multi-agent systems, MAS, hybrid systems, case-based reasoning, CBR, wireless technologies, intelligent agents, agent-based systems, old age, radio frequency identification, RFID, wireless networks, wireless control, elderly people, dependent people, domiciliary care